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RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

Gotta let the professional bolt guys compare and recommend replacements. These thread in a cast A arm that pins into the rails. Curly
Curly2001 03/19/20 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

Will go to the local nut and bolt shop where they specialize in hardware. Large industrial supplier here in town.
Curly2001 03/19/20 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

Just checked the instructions again and it says check torque after the initial 500 miles and at 1,000 miles thereafter. Not too happy about every 1,000 miles. Will order a new set of bolts and go from there. The new trucks are a real pain due to the bed height. I have to tow a little nose high now to keep the bed rail clearance. Curly
Curly2001 03/19/20 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

I will check to see if the directions say after the first 500 miles and let you know. Curly
Curly2001 03/19/20 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

So far, I am the only one who torqued them since new. I had to pull out the slider part of the hitch and go with the fixed hitch since the slider added about 3 inches to the height of my trailer. Purchased new side mounting brackets and now I am about 2" nose high. They recommend to check torque every 500 miles. Curly
Curly2001 03/18/20 02:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

Probably a good idea to replace them after a few times. Thanks Curly
Curly2001 03/18/20 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

I have a new Curt A 16 hitch that I have had to try and then adjust the height a few times to level out the trailer. Anyone know how many times you can torque the bolts that go into the hitch? They are only set for 100 ft.lbs. so it is not a real high number. Just looking for some thoughts. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 03/18/20 11:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiny Crack in Shower

Thanks for more good ideas! Curly
Curly2001 03/08/20 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiny Crack in Shower

I think I should drill at the end of each crack and then either push the two pieces apart and glue or caulk it then let it spring back flat. Curly
Curly2001 03/07/20 08:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiny Crack in Shower

Thanks so much. I will do it
Curly2001 03/06/20 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
Tiny Crack in Shower

Just noticed that there is a very small crack in the plastic shower by one of the screw covers near the top of the shower wall. Any ideas on what to use to stop the crack and repair what is there? I don't have a picture of it but you could call it a hairline crack about 3" long. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 03/06/20 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 44260 30 Amp Surge Protector by Surge Guard

Flute Man, I will check it out and get back to you. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Home based cell booster

I think you are right with a second service. Probably should ask around and see who's service is most popular there and look at it. thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Home based cell booster

We are going to be on the coast of Oregon pretty soon this year and cell phone coverage is terrible there, at least for us on Verizon. Would a cell booster be of any benefit there for us? Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 08:38am Tech Issues
44260 30 Amp Surge Protector by Surge Guard

In the market for a surge guard protector for a trip coming up soon and wanted to ask for some opinions on the Surge Guard brand. Going to hit some campgrounds on the coast and some in other areas with older campgrounds and don't want to take the chance of toasting the electric system on the trailer. Don't want to necessarily install one in the camper. Looking at the 44260 Surge Guard Brand. Thanks in advance, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: seal pulling out?

You can also use Proflex on the ends of them to keep them sealed and in place. I have both sides of mine do that and as said, it is cheap to buy new material and replace the old seals. Curly
Curly2001 02/20/20 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I really don't know what has happened over the years....I mean back in the late 60's and 70's to tires. My folks had an Ideal 19' travel trailer in Tucson for many years. Took trips to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California with no tire issues. I am sure there were no China bombs back then and for sure there were no radial tires then on trailers......so.....what changed? Back then the trailers were very heavy compared to today, the speed limits were about the same in many cases, in most areas the roads were just as crappy, and we didn't have the tire issues with non-radial tires. Come to think about it, I am not sure we had ST tires either but ran bias ply tires. Curly
Curly2001 02/11/20 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 5th wheel tires

I haven't noticed any ride difference as of yet. I ran 65 lbs. of air in the Carlisle tires and I really had hopes they would work out. I lost one in the summer coming out of Silver City, New Mexico after getting on I-10. A passerby alerted me to pull over which I did right away. The right rear tandem tire was literally gone to the point there was a 2" band of rubber sidewall on both sides of the rim but no tire in the middle. It was spooky and I was lucky the rim didn't hit the pavement. I changed out tires and they went to Discount. The ambient heat was probably 100 degrees at the time. Since there was no tire left to look at, I could not do an autopsy of what happened to the rest of the tire.
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500/3500 trucks

I had a 2007 Chevy 2500HD and now have a 2019 Chevy 2500HD and from what I can see, the rear frame on the newer truck is sure different from the old one. It is not as deep as the 2007, as if they forgot to keep the deeper frame going all the way to the rear of the truck. Of course the salesman had no idea of what I was talking about, nor did the service writer. I am just curious as to what they did different to the rear portion of the frame, specifically where the fifth wheel side plates attach to the frame. Thanks for any input. Curly
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel tires

The Endurance tires I purchased from Discount came with the advice from Discount to run them at MAX pressure all the time for the best towing/tire results. The trailer came with China bombs which did blow up, I tried Carlisle which one blew apart, and now have Endurance which so far, have done fine in the Arizona heat. Last year came through Phoenix at 112 degrees with my fingers crossed, checking my tire monitors and did make it to Tucson with no problems. Curly
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
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